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Dec 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
going to institutionalize -- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned children. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with the editor of a new anthogy of verse: 100 poems written over 100 years. >> it doesn't have poetry. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >>
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
connecticut massacre still raw, spencer michels looks at a california law that aims to head off such violence. >> reporter: though no one knows the diagnosis of the perpetrator of the shootings in newtown, the killings have raised once again the issue of forcing the mentally ill into treatment. >> warner: as congress comes back to washington to resume fiscal cliff negotiations, we ask, what happens if they don't reach a deal? >> ifill: we talk with a repsentative of egypt's muslim brotherhood about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
and settle claims of sudden acceleration. court filings in california said the auto maker will install a brake override system in more than three million vehicles. it also will make direct payments to affected customers. the agreement is subject to approval by a federal judge. >> reporter: thousands of sunni demonstrators in western iraq staged a mass protest today against the shi-ite-dominated government, the third in less than a week. protesters filled the streets in ramadi in anbar province chanting "topple the regime." the demonstrations began after police arrested ten bodyguards assigned to the sunni finance minister. >> reporter: the parliament of japan has elected shinzo abe as the country's seventh prime minister in six years. abe was sworn in today after being chosen by his conservative-leaning liberal democratic party. the party won power in this month's elections, for the first time since 2009. abe has called for bold measures to bolster japan's ailing economy. he previously served as prime minister from 2006 to 2007. russian lawmakers gave final approval today to a
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
done by professor rossteen at the university california berkeley last year demonstrated that at least half of that is because unemployment insurance keeps people attached to the job search and attached to the workforce, which we want. 9 heldrich center out of rutgers did a study as well around this time last year showing that workers who are unemployed who are receiving unemployment do more job search activities than those who don't get benefits and are willing to settle for lower paying jobs than those who are not getting benefits. >> brown: a final last word. >> certainly true, in the first few weeks of unemployment. are you out there, injure job skills are refresh, are you used to getting up and getting to, without. the long their goes on, the less you are doing all of those things. and now the structural problem is this. we have a huge body of people who have been out of the labor force so long that their skills are really-- we need to attend to this difference. so extending unemployment for humanitarian purposes, we probably should do that. but change the system so we have traini
Dec 14, 2012 3:00pm PST
psychology at california state university in sacramento. he's a member of an emergency assistance team for the national association of school psychologists. dewey cornell is director of the youth violence project at the university of virginia. he is a forensic clinical psychologist. we hope to be joined by mo canady is the executive director of the national association of school resource officials, which works on school based policing and security. for now i want to welcome both stephen brock and dewey cornell. i will start with you stephen brock. you've dealt with this sort of thing before. what was your reaction when you heard this today? >> well, as a school psychologist, as a father, as a person who is no stranger to this kind of loss t was quite simply devastating. just a very sad day. >> warner: and dewey cornell. >> terrible tragedy and very frustrating that we weren't able to prevent this. >> let me stay with you, dewey cornell, you have as he said worked with this sort of thing. people look at this and think how could it happen. what do you say when your friends, your colleagues,
Dec 29, 2012 12:00am PST
of california charter schools that aim to be the model-ts of education. >> america has lots of terrific schools. people open great schools every year, but they typically open just one. nobody has figured out how to mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. >> brown: we remember general norman schwarzkopf-- the man who commanded american-led forces in the persian gulf war known as "desert storm." >> warner: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the final weekend has now arrived before the fiscal cliff hits
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
beach, california reopened today after port operators and the worker's union reached an agreement late tuesday. the union said it won new protections against job outsourcing. port officials said during the walkout, they were unable to move some $760 million worth of cargo a day. wall street had a day of ups and downs and investors watched economic reports and weighed chances for a fiscal cliff deal in washington. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 82 points to close at 13,034. but the nasdaq fell nearly 23 points to close at 2,973. the day's big loser was apple, down more than 6% over concerns that smart phone sales are lagging. former texas congressman jack brooks has died. he served 42 years in the house, and was in the dallas motorcade on november 22nd, 1963 when president kennedy was assassinated. hours later, brooks was on hand as vice president and fellow texan lyndon johnson was sworn in to the presidency. later, brooks helped author the 1964 civil rights act, and he drafted the articles of impeachment against president nixon. jack brooks was 89 years old. those a
Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
beyond. >> ifill: we talk with california senator dianne feinstein, who hopes to revive a law banning assault weapons. >> they aren't hunting weapons. you don't need them for defense. they are military-style weapons and they don't belong in the streets of our city. >> woodruff: we assess the public policy questions raised by the shooting about access to guns, mental health issues, and more. >> ifill: hari sreenivasan reports from newtown on a community in mourning. >> woodruff: and as parents around the country nervously dropped their children off at school today, jeffrey brown talks to a psychiatrist and a school psychologist about what to say and not to say in times of crisis. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
feinstein of california has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons. she is chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee. welcome senator >> thank you very much ifill: with the members getting an r-rating from the national rifle association, do you have any sense that things will be different now for the assault weapons ban than it has been in the past >> i have every sense that it's an uphill road. it was in the past when we did it in the past. i wrote that bill. my office wrote that bill. it went through. it was not amended. it went through the senate. the house. it was signed by the president. it was the law for ten years. i think what is unique about this is it's really just one class of gun. the assault weapon. the assault weapon is developed for military purposes, to kill in close combat. and it doesn't belong in the streets of our cities. it doesn't belong where it can be picked up easily by a grievance killer who can walk into a workplace, a mall, a theater, and now an elementary school and kill large numbers. >> ifill: explain to our viewers what you are planning t
Dec 21, 2012 12:00am PST
diplomatic security. california's barbara boxer: >> we need to get our priorities straight around here. and we can't walk away and invite another... another tragedy. and as much as people like to say, "well, it's not the money," it's the money. you can't... you can't protect a facility without the funding." >> reporter: but republicans asked why, in the case of benghazi, the state department did not shift funds or ask for emergency money. bob corker of tennessee minced no words in his assessment. >> what i saw in the report is a department that has sclerosis. that doesn't think outside the box. that is not using the resources that it has in any kind of creative ways. is not prioritizing. i cannot imagine sending folks out to benghazi after what we saw from the security cameras and the drones. >> reporter: deputy secretary burns said the answer, in part, is that despite growing lawlessness in benghazi, in his words, "we made the mistaken assumption that we wouldn't become a major target." >> the truth is, across eastern there had been a tendency-- not just in the case of eastern libya,
Dec 19, 2012 3:00pm PST
also urged a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. california congressman mike thompson: >> i've been a hunter all my life and there's no reason to have a magazine that holds 30 shells. we're already restricted by law why do you need 30 shells in a magazine? it's an assault magazine. that's all it can be. call it what it is-- an assault magazine and we don't and we don't have any reason to assault anyone in our communities, in our neighborhoods. >> ifill: far from the political debate, in newtown, the day's six funerals included a service for 27-year-old teacher victoria soto who died trying to shield students from gunfire. and principle dawn hochsprung was laid to rest this afternoon. services were also held for two seven-year-olds-- daniel barden and chase kowalski-- and two six-year-olds, charlotte bacon and caroline previdi. but there were signs that the weight of crushing media coverage is wearing on the small town, even as revulsion over the killings reverberated through the business world. this week, a private equity firm said it would sell its stake in the company that ma
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
encouraging today than it did yesterday. >> woodruff: there were some voices today like california republican congressman wally herger who saw signs of a deal in the works. president obama offered monday to lower his target for new revenue to $1.2 trillion over ten years. down $400 billion from his first offer. he also raised the threshold for higher tax rates to households making $400,000 a year. instead of $250,000. and he proposed spending cuts of $1.2 trillion from health programs and cost of living hikes for social security. white house press secretary jay carney. >> in the details that have come out about the president's proposal, i think it is clear that he has demonstrated good faith and a willingness to meet speaker boehner and the republicans halfway. >> woodruff: but republicans dispute the president's numbers. they contend the plan would raise $1.3 trillion in revenue accounting for a new inflation index. they also insist savings from lower payments on the debt should not be tallied as spending cuts. this was house speaker john boehner after meeting with his caucus memb
Dec 4, 2012 12:00am PST
eased in northern california today, despite heavy downpours over the weekend. the region has had three powerful storms in the last week. as much as an inch of rain an hour fell in some communities yesterday. rivers swelled, but the storm moved faster than expected so flooding wasn't as bad as it could have been. still, strong winds downed trees, leaving some 57,000 people without power. some 20,000 public school students in five states will spend more time in the classroom next year. they're part of a pilot program announced today in colorado, new york, massachusetts, connecticut, and tennessee. a total of 40 schools will add at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar. the goal is to see whether more time will make american students more competitive on a global level. britain welcomed news today that prince william and his wife catherine are expecting their first child. the announcement said the 30- year-old mother is in the early weeks of pregnancy. she's hospitalized in london with a severe form of morning sickness, and she's expected to remain there for several days. t
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
southern california after suffering heart problems, at the age of 92. he is survived by two daughters grammy award-winning musician norah jones and anoushka shankar, an accomplished sitar player and composer. >> woodruff: on art beat, you can watch clips from two of shankar's most famous performances from the 1960s. >> ifill: again, the other major developments of the day: the u.s. and more than 100 other countries formally recognized a new coalition of syrian rebel groups, paving the way for international aid. the federal reserve announced it will continue economic stimulus programs until unemployment falls below 6.5% and north korea successfully launched a rocket that could be used as a long-range, nuclear- tipped missile some day. online, we have the story of india's secret weapon in the fight against cervical cancer. hari sreenivasan explains. >> sreenivasan: it's a simple household ingredient-- vinegar. doctors use it instead of costly pap smears to detect the disease. that's part of our series with pri, "cancer's new battleground." and we profile a social entrepreneur
Dec 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
addiction and our genes. marc schuckit is a professor of psychiatry at the university of california san diego. he's been studying the genetic links to alcoholism for more than 35 years. can you look at a genetic array right now and identify the potential alcoholics? are we at that point yet? >> no. it's a great question. we haven't come to the major pathway of greatest interest to me. each of the sets of genes operates in different pathways and each of those is only explaining part of the pathway itself. >> reporter: but he and others are getting close. the current conventional wisdom: the risk of alcoholism is about 50% to 60% rooted in our genetic code. and researchers have identified at least six genes that impact our sensitivity to alcohol. so this idea that many people might have that there is some sort of master alcoholic gene doesn't exist? >> i doubt it. i doubt a master alcoholic gene exists. of course, i could be wrong. >> reporter: whatever the genetic recipe is, "new york times" media rerter and columnist david carr is certain it is wired into his d.n.a. did you come clo
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> thanks, ray. >> brown: now, we look to a california education experiment called the "rocketship" model that involves teachers, kids and parents and aims to expand to serve a million students someday. the "newshour's" special correspondent for education, john merrow, has our report. >> reporter: the model-t was the first. the first innovative and affordable car available to the masses. others had built good cars, but henry ford figured out how to build a lot of them. he and his moving assembly line proved that quality can be mass produced. mass production is a problem the auto industry solved over 100 years ago, but it's an issue our education system has yet to figure out. america has lots of terrific schools. people open great schools every year, but they typically open just one. nobody has figured out how to mass produce high quality, cost effective schools. john danner is the latest to give it a shot. he created an innovative charter school model with replication in mind. charter schools receive public funding but are privately managed and operate outside of the traditional public sy
Dec 17, 2012 6:14pm EST
california, thank you >> thank you, gwen ifill: an administration official told the newshour today that the president has been talking with white house staff, the vice president and some members of the cabinet about ways the country can respond to the tragedy in newtown. >> woodruff: we devote the rest of the program tonight to the shootings in connecticut with the tough policy decisions ahead for lawmakers; the grieving in newtown; the questions and answers for teachers and students; plus, a special honor roll remembering those murdered. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: a car bomb exploded outside a compound used by a u.s. construction company in kabul, afghanistan, today. the firm builds facilities for the u.s. military. two afghan workers were killed, and more than a dozen others were wounded. the taliban claimed responsibility. and in the east, villagers held funerals for nine young girls who died in an explosion in nangarhar province. police said they may have triggered a land mine left over from the time of the soviet invasion. meanwhile, in no
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